I have one puppy left. The other died Wednesday of aspirating milk. Now this puppy is doing the same thing, milk is draining out of it's nose, and i can hear it weasing, like snot in it's nose, and it lays there with it's tounge out and the tounge is turning white. Is this normal? ( the white tounge)
What or how should i help the puppy? I dont want it to die. And no after hour vets here, closest vet hospital is 1hr 30 mins away. Is there anything i can do??? The pup will be a week old tomorrow. Any advice i would greatly appreciate!
Do you have a snot sucker? (bulb syringe). A lot of people use it to suck boogers out of their kids noses. I don't know how else to describe it to you. lol. But if you have one you can use it to suck liquid out of the puppy's nose. You can also hold the puppy up right and open its mouth, the suck as much fluid out of the mouth as possible. We do this when we do C-sections to pull the fluid off the puppies respiratory system and to help them start to breath. If its tongue is white that doesn't sound good at all. Tongue should be nice and pink. I hope this one makes it, but if its already got fluid in its lungs it may be hard to save. Good luck.
No i dont have one. I know what you are talking about though. I tried to use a medicine dropper but i dont think it has enough suck power and it's nose is so tiny it practically covers both nostils. I tried what the vet said , hold it's head between my first finger and thumb then cup the top of the head with the other hand and shake the puppy's head in a downward position. ( kinda like your trying to shake left over water drops out of a newly washed cup)
And then she said rud it's side to stimulate the body, and feed it some sugar water or kayro syrup to get its blood sugar up. I tried hold the puppy's head down to try see if it runs out...it ran out of its nose for around 20 mins or so...and at one time just a stream of milk leaked out of it's nose. Do you know what causes this? Is it cause they are trying to breathe and suck milk at the same time that they blow it through their nose?
well it sounds like you're doing exactly what you should be doing. we do the "slinging" thing too with c-sections. Sometimes it takes forever to get the little pups breathing. Could have a cleft palate, but also could be it just went down the wrong way, like you said, they suck and try to breath at the same time. What are you using to feed? Make sure you hold the puppy up right when you feed and try not to let it suck too much at once. I like eyedroppers b/c I can control how much I'm feeding.
The puppy is a week old tomorrow. And the pup is a miniature pincher. Yes she did at first move around alot and not feed she just wanted to protect them but since the one died she has been more relaxed at laying and let the one feed now. She tries to let it eat but she ends up licking the pup til it falls off, then licks herself. She keeps bring the pup out to me trying to wedge it in between my leg and the arm of the recliner and then sit on it. I havent fed the pup myself it is all coming form the mother....and this plate thingy you talking about i dont have a clue what it looks like or what exactly im looking for.
I'm not sure about the bumps.....you may just want to have the little guy checked out at the vets tomorrow if you can. Just to make sure it healthy. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Is his little tounge still white?
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Good luck with the pup, Luv_my_dog. I hope the little baby can make it. Please keep us updated on how he's doing. I'm not very knowledgable (sp?) with infant pups, but you seem to be getting some good help here.
Again, good luck and please let us know how he's doing.
How is it doing? Sounds as though your doing all you can right now. See what the vet says when you can get there
We have Min Pins also and I have had several pups do this. Hard to say for sure what else to do without seeing it. I have had one that a vet told me his vessel that extends across their chest is suppose to close off and said the puppies didnt and he suggested surgery at a university hosp (1,000's of $ for this on a newborn pup), but i had personally thought that he had just has some retained fluid in his lungs that was not gotten out before an infection set in. I got my vet to send him home with me with antibiotics, and just kept close watch on him during feedings........at 7 weeks he went back to the vet who thought he would die and got his shots (boy was he surprised) and to this day he is a happy healthy, beautiful boy